Sunday, August 18, 2019
JRR Tolkiens The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers :: Essays Papers
JRR Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers The Lord of the Rings is set in Middle-earth, a fictional world created by Tolkien. Mystical creatures such as Hobbits, Orcs, trolls, ents, elves, wangs, wizards, dragons, dwarves and men inhabit middle-earth. Middle-earth is a magical world in which imagination rules, but it exists very much like "real" society, with political and economic problems and power struggles. Each of the races that inhabit this world have their own territories and are distinct from one another. My favorite character in this book is Sam Gamgee. Sam is the son of Ham Gamgee, and is also FrodoÃ¢â¬â¢s curious gardener. Sam turns out to be one of the crucial characters in the success of the quest. Not only does he accompany Frodo; he also risks his own life for Frodo. Sam is my favorite character because he is faithful to his friends, keeps his promises, and protects his companions. This book is very long, and there are a lot of important scenes, so my summary will be quite extensive. As the book starts out, the camp is attacked by a band of Orcs and Boromir is killed. Before he breathes his last breath, Boromir tells Aragorn that the Orcs have carried off the other Hobbits. Aragorn tells Gimli (a dwarf) and Legolas (a elf) that he thinks Frodo and Sam have gone alone to Mordor and that they themselves should follow the Orcs and not Frodo. Meanwhile, Pippin and Merry, in the custody of the Orcs, lie captive awaiting their fates. Somehow, Pippin gets hold of a knife and cuts his bonds, and ties a loose knot around his wrists. Pippin manages to break free, but is caught. He loses consciousness and only regains it when the Orcs stop. Eomer and his men attack the Orcs and Merry and Pippin manage to escape into Fangorn (a forest). The Hobbits run as fast as they can into the forest, finally stopping for a drink of water. They come upon a sort of rock wall and climb up strange stairs, where they meet an ent, or Treebeard, as he calls himself. The next day Treebeard takes the Hobbits to a meeting of ents at entmoot. After that, they march to Isengard. The ents are angry at Saruman, their neighbor, who cuts down their trees and burns them without reason and who also trains Orcs not to be afraid of Fangorn.